We Strive To Be An Exemplary High Performing School
High School Honor Roll Rates
St. Thomas of Villanova School graduates have attended many different high schools throughout the area, and many excel during their high school years. The chart below provides the last year’s high school honor roll rates for St. Thomas of Villanova graduates from the past three years.
- Overall in 2016-2017, 75% of our 6-8th graders made our honor roll.
- In 2017-2018, this number jumped to 84% of the 6-8th graders making the honor roll.
- Notably, the 2018 graduating class had a whopping 96% of its students on the honor roll.
National Blue Ribbon School Award
St. Thomas of Villanova School was awarded The National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2006.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff.”
Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years.